|Diagnostic Test Cartridge - Atari|
From Atari Age, by Mitchell Orman: If you were looking for an official Atari manual then I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed. Atari never released the 7800 service manual that would have included the information about the Diagnostic Test Cartridge. With this page I am going to try and document some of the things that I have discovered about it. The main purpose of the Diagnostic Cartridge would seem to be the adjustment of the 7800 specific color pot...
|Wiz n' Liz - Psygnosis|
Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Wescue is a side-scrolling video game developed by Raising Hell Software for the Amiga and Sega Mega Drive and published by Psygnosis in 1993. It is a humorous, cutesy platform game, notable for its almost complete lack of violence. With the exception of some end-of-level bosses, the game contains no enemies. Wiz 'n' Liz takes place in the magical planet of Pum – which the game admits is a silly name – where a group of "wabbits" (rabbits) have been taken by a ...
Click here to read the manual for this game. Asteroids is a conversion of the arcade game of the same name. Play the role of a spaceship pilot trapped in a gigantic asteroid cloud and pulverize incoming asteroids with the ship's photon cannon. When all asteroids are destroyed, the player can then move on to the next round. In addition to the asteroids, the player will also face an Alien Robot Saucer which shoots randomly across the screen...
Downloads: 717 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: River Raid - Activision|
Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in ...
Downloads: 1,424 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Frogger|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way...
Downloads: 1,316 (2 reviews)
|Kung-Fu Master (1989)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. A conversion of the arcade game of the same name, which itself is loosely based on a movie, Kung-Fu Master is a side scrolling action game for one or two players, who alternate turns. Mr. X has captured the pickpocket Sylvia and it is up to Thomas, a kung-fu master who owns a restaurant, to get her back. She is located on the top floor of Mr. X's castle and Thomas will need to fight his way to the top...
|Double Dragon (1989)(Activision)(NTSC)|
Set in a post-apocalyptic New York, Double Dragon is the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers trained in the fighting style of Sou-Setsu-Ken. Together, they manage a small martial arts training school, teaching their students in self-defense. One day, Billy's girlfriend, Marian, is kidnapped off the street by the "Black Warriors", a savage street gang led by a man named Willy. The Black Warriors demand the Lee brothers disclose their martial arts secrets in exchange for Marian's freedom...
|Atari 2600: Pitfall|
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles...
Downloads: 958 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Boxing|
Boxing is an Atari 2600 video game based on the sport of boxing. The game was designed by Activision programmer Bob Whitehead. Boxing shows a top-down view of two boxers, one white and one black. When close enough, a boxer can hit his opponent with a punch (executed by pressing the fire button on the Atari joystick). This causes his opponent to reel back slightly. Long punches score one point, while closer punches (power punches, from the manual) score two...
|Pac-Man (Prototype) - Atarisoft|
Atarisoft was a brand name used by Atari to market video games they published for home systems made by their competitors. They published only 4 games for Colecovision. Galaxian and Jungle Hunt are hard to find, but Centipede and Defender are common. Unfortunately, Atarisoft never released Pac-Man on Colecovision. This port of Pac-Man was completed, and had many of the aspects of Namco's original Pac-Man...
Downloads: 1,812 (2 reviews)
|Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge|
Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots...
Downloads: 442 (1 review)
|Tetris - Sega|
Tetris (Russian: Те́трис, pronounced [ˈtɛtrʲɪs]) is a Soviet tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov. It was released on June 6, 1984, while he was working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow. He derived its name from the Greek numerical prefix tetra- (all of the game's pieces contain four segments) and tennis, Pajitnov's favorite sport...
Downloads: 203 (1 review)
|Tommy Lasorda Baseball - Sega|
Tommy Lasorda Baseball is a baseball game released for the Sega Mega-Tech arcade system and later as one of the six launch titles for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis console in the North American region. Tommy Lasorda personally endorsed this video game; at the time he was the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game is not licensed by any professional baseball league, making all team and player names fictional...
|F-18 Hornet (1988)(Absolute Entertainment)(NTSC)|
Click here to read the manual for this game. F-18 Hornet is a one-player fighter simulator in which the player pilots a Navy F-18/A Jet through a series of simulated combat situations including carrier take-offs and landings, bombings, strafings, and air combat. In each of four missions, you are confronted with a variety of opponents and must perform a series of combat objectives in order from the Naval Aviator rank...
|Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega|
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonikku za Hejjihoggu?) is a 1991 platform video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released on October 25, 1991 for the Sega Master System and on December 28, 1991 for the Sega Game Gear. Developed by Ancient, it is the distinct 8-bit version of the more popular 16-bit game. Gameplay The game sees players playing as Sonic the Hedgehog as he travels across South Island to liberate it from the evil Dr...
Downloads: 157 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Enduro|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro, you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road...
Downloads: 537 (1 review)
|Fire Track Conversion (Prototype) - Ben Ryves|
|Atari 2600: Double Dragon|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Double Dragon is a 1987 beat 'em up developed by Technōs Japan and distributed in North America and Europe by Taito Corporation. The game is a spiritual and technological successor to Technos' earlier beat 'em up, Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (released outside of Japan by Taito as Renegade), but introduced several additions such as two-player cooperative gameplay and the ability to arm oneself with an enemy's weapon after disarming them...
|Golden Axe Rev 1 - Sega|
Golden Axe (ゴールデンアックス) is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, hack and slash arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega for the System 16-B arcade hardware. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series. Makoto Uchida was the primary developer of the game and also was responsible for the creation of Altered Beast. The game was ported to the Mega Drive/Genesis and Master System, among others...
|Sonic the Hedgehog Rev 1 - Sega|
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Sonikku za Hejjihoggu?) is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. First released in North America, Europe, and Australia on June 23, 1991, the game is the first installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, chronicling the adventures of the titular character in his quest to defeat the series' antagonist Dr...
|Atari 2600: Halo 2600 - Ed Fries|
Halo 2600 is an action-adventure video game developed for the Atari 2600 video game console, inspired by the Halo series of video games. The player uses the joystick to control the character of Master Chief as he makes his way through 64 screens, divided into four zones: outdoors, Covenant base, ice world, and a final boss area. Weapons and power-ups are available to combat the many enemies that appear...
|Hustle Chumy - Compile - Sega|
Hustle Chumy (ハッスルチューミー) is an SG-1000 and MSX game developed by Compile and released in 1984. In Hustle Chumy players control a mouse named Chumy who needs to collect apples (and other food) in a sewer, avoiding other critters as he goes. As Chumy eats more food, his speed decreases, but his fireballs are given a longer range. Levels have varying layouts.
|Boom Zoo ~ Bao Bao Dong Wu Yuan - Funtech|
Downloads: 124 (1 review)
|Ninja Gaiden - Sega/Tecmo|
Ninja Gaiden is an action video game released for the Game Gear in 1991 by Sega with license from Tecmo. It stars Ryu Hayabusa and is part of the Ninja Gaiden series, although it features a plot not connected to any of the other Ninja Gaiden games. In this game, Ryu Hayabusa must stop an evil organisation from starting World War III after an attempt to steal his sword was made in his home village. The gameplay is similar to previous Ninja Gaiden games where the player jumps between platforms def...
|Sega Genesis Screen Shots Version 1.0 - Internet Archive Software Collection|
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|Atari 2600: Commando|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Commando is a fairly decent port of the arcade game of the same name, even though a lot of sacrifices had to be made in order to fit it into an Atari 2600 cartridge. You are an elite soldier given the task of defeating an evil army by advancing through several different areas, using your rifle and your grenades to destroy any opposition which may try to stop you...
|Atari 2600: Journey Escape|
Journey Escape is a videogame developed and manufactured by Data Age in San Jose, California for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world's most popular acts at the time, and is based on their album Escape. The player must lead the band members to their "Scarab Escape Vehicle" (as featured on the cover) and protect the concert cash from "love-crazed" groupies, sneaky photographers, stage barriers and "shifty-eyed" promoters...
|Space War! Rev 20040318 (2004)(Eric Ball)(PD)|
For the Atari 7800: Space War! Rev 20040318 (2004)(Eric Ball)(PD)
|Atari 2600: Pimball|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Rev 2 - Sega|
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 Sonikku za Hejjihoggu Tsū?) is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega. The game is an installment in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and focuses on the protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog and his friend, a fox named Miles "Tails" Prower, who must stop the series antagonist Dr. Ivo Robotnik from stealing the Chaos Emeralds to power his Death Egg space station...
|Wonder Boy - Sega|
Wonder Boy (ワンダーボーイ) is a platform game developed by Escape and Sega in 1986 for Sega System 1 and Sega System 2 arcade hardware. In Wonder Boy, the player controls a caveman-like character named Tom-Tom through seven areas with four rounds to save his girlfriend Tanya from a monster. Wonder Boy is a sidescrolling platform game, in which the basic goal is to keep heading to to the right, avoiding obstacles, attacking enemies and jumping across platforms...
|Atari 2600: Astrowar|
Published by Dimax and Sinmax in PAL territories. The object of the game is to hit as many falling stars, unknown spaceships, spinning bombs and space monsters without being hit yourself, with the game speeding up to give more challenge as the score grows.
|Atari 2600: Megamania - A Space Nightmare|
Click here to view the manual for this game.
|Alien Soldier - Sega|
Alien Soldier (エイリアンソルジャー?) is a side-scrolling run and gun video game developed by Treasure for the Sega Mega Drive. The game was released in Japan and Europe, but not physically in the US (one of the few to be released in this pattern), but it can be rather expensive due to its rarity in either region. The game was playable in America on the Sega Channel cable service and has been reissued for PlayStation 2 as part of the Sega Ages Treasure Box disc...
|Defender 1982 Entex Industries|
Defender 1982 Entex Industries
|Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Sega|
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ3 Sonikku za Hejjihoggu Surī?) is a 1994 platform video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series for the Sega Genesis. It was developed in the United States by members of Sonic Team working at Sega Technical Institute, and was published by Sega, debuting worldwide in the first half of 1994. The game is a sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the same system and follows on directly from the end of the game, in which Sonic defeated his en...
|Ghostbusters 1986 Sega|
Ghostbusters 1986 Sega
|Aero Blasters - Kaneko|
Air Buster: Trouble Specialty Raid Unit a.k.a. Aero Blasters: Trouble Specialty Raid Unit is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Kaneko in 1990, licensed to Namco. The player controls a fighter jet also designed for space travel and shoots enemies, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels. It was released for the NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 as Aero Blasters...
|Food Fight - Atari|
Click here to read the manual for this game. You play as Charley trying to eat an ice cream cone. But first you must avoid the chefs that are out to get you: Angelo, Zorba, Oscar, and Jacques. Avoid the food thrown at you by the chefs to get the cone. You can also throw your own food at the chefs to slow them down. In Food Fight, the player controls a young boy named Charley Chuck. The object of the game is to eat an ice cream cone located on the opposite side of an open playfield...
|Aerial Assault 1990 Sega US|
Aerial Assault is a horizontal scrolling shooter video game for the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. The player takes the role of a Freedom Fighter who must destroy five targets, including the Vinsk (a flying battleship in the Game Gear version, an ordinary ship in the Master System), the CB-53 Bomber, "El", and two cliff fortresses. During each of the five missions, the player encounters enemy jets, choppers, submarines, jeeps, parachute bombs, and several other enemies which they must de...
|Atari 2600: Alien|
Click here to view the manual for this game. Alien is based on the classic thriller film of the same name, although you'd be hard pressed to recognize it if not for the cart label with its artwork depicting the movie. Fox Video Games basically took the movie and translated it into game action through a maze format that's very reminiscent of Pac-Man. The maze is supposed to represent the inside of a spaceship that has been infested with alien beings...
|Burgertime (Prototype) - Mattel|
The object of the game is to complete a number of hamburgers while avoiding enemy foods. When main protagonist, chef Peter Pepper, the player's character, walks the length of an ingredient (bun, meat patty, tomato, etc.), it falls one level. If it lands atop another ingredient, the latter in turn falls one level. A burger is completed when all vertically aligned ingredients have been dropped out of the maze and onto a waiting plate...
|Atari 2600: Adventures Of Tron|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Adventures of Tron is an action game produced by Mattel, and was released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is based on the Disney film Tron and received fairly positive reviews from critics. The game environment consists of 4 floors, each with flying "bits" as well as enemy MCP attackers: Recognizers, Light Tanks, and Grid Bugs. The objective of the game is to control Tron (you) in a maze of platforms and elevators while trying to intercept the flying bi...
|Atari 2600: Dragonfire|
Dragonfire is a cartridge and download-based video game developed and published by Imagic in which the player grabs treasure guarded by a dragon whilst avoiding fireballs. The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all. The treasures are being kept in various castles, each one guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts; first you will need to cross the castle's drawbridge...
Downloads: 142 (1 review)
|Speedy Dragon ~ Yin Su Fei Long - AV Artisan Corp.|
|Atari 2600: Adventure - Warren Robinett|
Click here or here to read the manual for this game. Adventure, a video game cartridge for the Atari 2600 video game console, was the first action-adventure video game. It was published by Atari Inc. in 1978, and sold 1 million copies. Adventure introduced the idea of movable objects (represented by visible icons) that could be picked up by the player (using a joystick) and moved from place to place in the game world...
Downloads: 404 (1 review)
|JTron v1.1 - Amigan Software|
JTron v1.1 (2003)(Amigan Software)
|Dr. Slump - Bandai|
Dr. Slump (1983)(Bandai)(JP)
|Altered Beast Rev 2 - Sega|
Altered Beast (獣王記 Jūōki?, lit. "Beast King's Chronicle") is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. The game is set in Ancient Greece, and follows a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena, and to do so becomes able to turn into beasts such as the werewolf with the use of power-ups. After its initial arcade release, it was ported to several home video game consoles and home computers, including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Genesis, f...
|Atari 2600: Airlock|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Airlock was developed by Data Age. In Airlock, you're in command of a crippled nuclear submarine that has come to rest on a ledge perilously close to a gaping hold in the floor of the ocean. Battered by currents welling up from deep inside the earth, water has begun to creep into your vessel in its lowest levels. Your objective is to retrieve the hatch keys on each level and get the heck out before the compartment floods...